Spiritual Strength For Each Day
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
The increasing need in our day is not in the first place on account of the spectacular catastrophes like earthquakes, famines and floods everywhere, but in my opinion on account of our end-times Christianity, which is torn between Jesus and sin, and is in a perilous condition. The exalted Lord describes this with the following lament, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). To be lukewarm is the dangerous “neither…nor.” This spiritual condition is inspired by the antichristian spirit and is spreading more and more; in the same measure, the return of Jesus and the judgment of the world draws near. Are you a child of God? You may say, “I hope so,” or “I would like to be.” If you cannot give a clear answer to this question, you are neither one nor the other. You are what the Lord Jesus called “neither cold nor hot”; that is, neither an unbeliever nor a fervent, burning Christian. If you are not saved, then come to Jesus today, because you do not have much time!